I’ve started playing hockey again! Well I did a few months ago, I’ve been back on the ice 6 or 7 times so far and love it all over again!
Oh and I’m no longer a goalie, I’m playing as a forward. I’m finding my feet on the ice again, though if player skates weren’t so different to goalie skates that may have been a bit easier. I’m getting better on my edges and quicker and stronger too and getting more comfortable with the puck.
I’ve registered with the Whitley Wildcats rec team.
Through my junior career from Sunderland Juniors, through Whitley juniors to playing for the Warriors I wore numbers 1, 20, 21 and 97.
Number 21 had always been my favourite ‘hockey’ number but I was thinking of going for something a bit different, something higher (number 21 may already be taken by someone else on the Wildcats anyway).
I could go back to number 97 as I wore at Sunderland as an 11 year old – though I only went for number 97 because 96 was taken.
Number 7 was always my favourite number so perhaps that one.
Then I think I might stick to number 21 but fancy changing to something a little less common such as 74 (a la Theo Fleury) or perhaps 67 (currently worn by New York Ranger Benoit Pouliot).
At the moment 74 seems to be what I’m favouring, so I ask the question, what number would you wear? And why?